His impressive success rate in 2009 helped Reid set a record during the 111th Congress, which includes both 2009 and 2010, by becoming the chamberís most successful Majority Leader in history at killing attempted filibusters. Reid won 69 percent of his total attempts to shut down threatened filibusters in those two years. The next best rate is held by former Majority Leaders Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and Mike Mansfield (D-Mont.), who both won 63 percent of the time in the 109th Congress and the 94th Congress, respectively.
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